USA Team Combination Olivia LaGoy-Weltz & Lonoir Win Wellington World Cup Freestyle

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Olivia LaGoy-Weltz on Lonoir celebrating Global Dressage Festival World Cup victory. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Jan. 17, 2021–Olivia LaGoy-Weltz rode Lonoir to a personal best score to give the American team partnership victory in the Global Dressage Festival World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday. Yvonne Losos De Muñiz of the Dominican Republic, a non-league rider, on Aquamarijn placed second.

Olivia of Newmarket, Virginia and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding scored 81.545% to wrap up the first of seven international events during 12 weeks of the Global circuit at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The previous best score for the pair that have been on Nations Cup teams on both sides of the Atlantic was 80.495% at this same show grounds a year ago and just weeks before the coronavirus pandemic closed down horse sports.

Yvonne and Aquamarijn, a 16-year-old KWPN mare, scored 78.165%% for runner-up in their campaign for a start at the World Cup Final scheduled for Gothenburg, Sweden the first week of April depending on the Covid-19 restrictions.

Yvonne Losos De Muñiz and Aquamarijn in the Wellington World Cup Freestyle. © 2021 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

Anna Marek of Dunnellon, Florida and Dee Clair also posted a personal best score of 76.100% for third place.

Results:

World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges: Debbie Rodriguez Cesar Torrente Janet Lee Foy Christof Umbach Agnieszka Majewska
Pl. Score Nation Athlete Horse E H C M B
1. 81.545 USA Olivia LaGoy-Weltz Rassing’s Lonoir 81.175 83.7 81.025 82.975 78.85
2. 78.165 DOM Yvonne Losos De Muñiz Aquamarijn 74.475 80.25 77.725 79.25 79.125
3. 76.100 USA Anna Marek Dee Clair 74.4 77.675 77.675 75.875 74.875
4. 74.970 USA Anna Buffini FRH Davinia la Douce 76.875 75.05 75.85 73.7 73.375
5. 74.235 USA Benjamin Ebeling Illuster Van De Kampert 72.85 75.1 72.2 74.875 76.15
6. 73.295 CAN Jill Irving Arthur 71.85 73.6 73.875 77.25 69.9
7. 72.870 USA Susan Dutta Figeac DC 72.2 73.7 72.55 73.675 72.225
8. 70.595 USA Abraham Pugh Elfenperfekt 68.45 69.525 72.525 71.425 71.05
9. 70.145 ISR Sahar Daniel Hirosh Whitman 67.7 69.375 71.45 72.2 70
10. 65.850 GEO Joanne Vaughan Al Martino 10 66.225 64.775 66.625 66.025 65.6
11. 65.360 USA Tina Caldwell Don Antonio 67.55 65.9 62.7 66 64.65
EL. GBR Susan Pape Harmony’s Don Noblesse